Renew Australia and Working Heritage are partnering on an exciting new initiative to activate a group of disused spaces within the Jack’s Magazine heritage precinct. Hidden away on the banks of the Maribyrnong River and surrounded by leafy parks, the imposing bluestone walls, magazines and earth mounds of Jack’s Magazine have connections to turning points in Victoria’s history and industrial past. Jack’s Reloaded will see a new lease on life for this unique site and tranquil location.
Jack’s Reloaded will activate the loading dock and shed, and the ammunitions store, incubating short-term uses by creative enterprises and independent local initiatives. This initiative will be an important first step in breathing new life into Jack’s Magazine, which has remained dormant since it was decommissioned in the early 1990s.